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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The U.S. Golf Association is not opposed to inflicting cruel and unusual punishment at its premier championship, so here's something it might want to consider.
Award the ''Phil Mickelson Medal'' to the runner-up in the U.S. Open.
There is precedent. The U.S. Open champion has received a gold medal ever since this brute of a tournament began in 1895, and yet the USGA tinkered with 117 years of tradition by last year changing the name to the ''Jack Nicklaus Medal.''
An argument can be made that Nicklaus, a four-time champion, isn't even the face of the U.S. Open. Bobby Jones won it four times in eight years. The remarkable career and comeback of Ben Hogan was defined by the U.S. Open. He won his four titles in six years, including the year he couldn't defend because he was recovering from near-fatal injuries after a head-on collision with a bus.
But there is no disputing who has corn...
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This wasn't the way it was supposed to end, not on Phil Mickelson's birthday and not at Merion Golf Club, where history will record with little fanfare outside of England that Justin Rose won his first major championship.
When the rain began falling on the back nine Sunday after Mickelson pitched in for an eagle on the 10th hole to take the lead in the U.S. Open, you half...
ARDMORE, Pa. — A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.
Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing closing holes at Merion. A par on the 18th hole gave him an even-par 70, and that was good enough to become the first Englishman in 43...
Justin Rose is a worthy United States Open champion.
The 32-year-old Englishman is not only one of the sport's true gentlemen but arguably the best striker of a golf ball in the game.
To seal his breakthrough major, he needed to hit three clutch shots on the final two holes at Merion on Sunday, the most demanding finish to any course anywhere.
And who didn't feel for him...
He's a guy who makes tens of millions of dollars, and pules about paying his fair share of taxes, because he's a terrible human being and worse citizen.
He gets props for caring about his wife and kids, mostly because he displays his wife and kids in public.
He talks about heartbreak, and at age 43, how he doesn't have many more chances left.
Um, boo woo.
(Ardmore PA) — On Sunday June 16 from Historic Merion Golf Club in Ardmore PA, the final round of the US Open took place, Phil Mickelson came into the lead with a -1 for the championship, in 2nd it was a 3 way tie with a score of Even between Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel & Steve [...]
Justin Rose watched Phil Mickelson flounder Sunday and took the 2013 U.S. Open for himself. On Monday, he sat among newspapers celebrating his victory, the first major of his career.
Let’s just say Rose finished above the fold.
Double puns aside (and there were plenty of them, thanks to Rose’s wordplay-friendly name), Rose had a pretty good morning Monday as he looked over the...
Justin Rose shot 1-over par and beat Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two strokes to win the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club on Sunday for his first career major. After making a putt on the 18th hole to solidify his final round score of 70, the Englishman pointed to the sky and [...]
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Third place at the Masters. Tied for second at the U.S. Open.
And that's just this year.
Jason Day's too young to get saddled with that dreaded Best Player Never To Win a Major label, so he might as well go ahead and win one.
''As long as I keep knocking on the door,'' he said Sunday, ''I think I'll win a major here soon.''